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Simeone brace seals victory for Verona




Juventus have lost their second Serie A match in a row at the Bentegodi. A late goal by Weston McKennie wasn’t enough to rescue a point after Giovanni Simeone gave Verona a 2-0 lead in the first half. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings.

The match couldn’t have started any worse for Juventus. Inform striker Giovanni Simeone gave Hellas Verona the lead with his 5th and 6th goal in 2 matches. In the 11th minute, Barak’s shot was saved by Szczęsny, but Simeone scored the rebound. Simeone doubled Verona’s lead with a fantastic curler from outside the box. Juventus’s only danger came from Paulo Dybala, who seemed to be the only player who wanted to do something about the 2-0. First, he fired a volley over the goal after a combination with Morata. Dybala came even closer when he hit the crossbar after Veloso lost possesion.

Dybala picked up where he left off in the first half. His curler from outside the box just went wide. McKennie’s attempt after a free kick delivered at the back post was saved by Verona goalkeeper Montipo. In the 80th minute, McKennie left Montipo no chance and scored the 2-1 via the bar. Verona came close to putting an end to the match, but Kalinic’s shot just missed the target. It seemed like Juventus had woken up, because they went on the hunt for a point. Dybala fired another shot towards the left top corner, but Montipo pulled off a spectecular save.


Player ratings

Szczęsny 5.5;

Danilo 5, Chiellini 4.5, Bonucci 4, Alex Sandro 5;

Cuadrado 4.5, Bentancur 4, Arthur 4.5, Rabiot 4;

Morata 4, Dybala 6.5


Substitutes: Kulusevski 5.5, McKennie 6.5, Bernardeschi 5.5, Pellegrini (-)


Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.